News.va (The Vatican Today) was a news information portal provided by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications which "aggregate[s] information from the Vatican’s various print, online, radio and television media in a one-stop shop for news about the Holy See."
The site was launched on June 27, 2011. News.va launched The Pope App in January 2013.
On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Pope Francis, through a motu proprio ("on his own initiative") apostolic letter, established the Secretariat for Communications in the Roman Curia, and News.va and the Pontifical Council are expected to be incorporated in it eventually.
The menu on the site consists of links to various Catholic social media options, such as:
- Fides News Agency - the information service reporting news which has taken place all over the world.
- L'Osservatore Romano - Vatican newspaper which presents papal texts and documents of the Holy See in a documentary and journalistic style.
- Press Office of the Holy See - daily news, documentation, Vatican information service and logistical information.
- VIS - shares recent Vatican City news in reverse chronological order.
- Vatican Radio - a mean of communication which serves the ministry of the Pope and reports news from the Vatican, the church and from the rest of the world.
- CTV - the Vatican Television Center which aims to spread the Gospel by documenting the Pope’s pastoral ministry and the activities from the Holy See.
- A link named "From the Pope" - takes the visitor to the official Vatican website.
- "About". News.va. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- "Vatican Is Introducing Portal as One-Stop Information Site". The New York Times. Associated Press. 26 June 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- "Papal Tweet Launches News Portal". Zenit News Agency. 28 June 2011. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- "The Pope App". News.va. Archived from the original on 17 March 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- "Apostolic Letter issued 'Motu proprio' by the Supreme Pontiff Francis for the Establishment of the Secretariat for Communication". The Holy See. 27 June 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2018.